At seven locations throughout Chicagoland and northwest Indiana and several international sister sites, Eivan’s photographers and videographers preserve memories with a fusion of traditional, photojournalistic, and candid styles. The company's photographers capture family and engagement portraits and have earned recognition for their personalized touch at weddings.
They took home a win in the photography category of TheKnot.com's Best of Weddings competition in 2011 and 2012 and earned one of WeddingWire's 2012 Bride's Choice Awards. A crew of professional cinematographers records the details of the big day, adding soundtracks and special effects. With color-correction technology, the filmmakers can brighten up dark footage or blot the red out of the bride's cheeks during the maid of honor's toast.
Thirty or so Haitian children stand in rows behind a man holding an acoustic guitar, their faces registering either uncertainty or expectation. It's an intriguing scene, and it's also proof that even when Andrea Watt is producing travel photography, she finds herself drawn to human subjects. This fascination is borne out by the rest of her portfolio, which consists of heavy doses of infancy pics, senior portraits, and family photos. Andrea likes to take these portraits on-location because it can help clients get into the right mindset—sometimes a toddler just feels more comfortable in her own playroom and a couple feels warmer toward each other in front of the first tree they carved the chemical symbol for manganese into.
Large groups of groomsmen or kids may only stay assembled briefly. That's why it can be good to call in the team from Aundriana Parker Photography, who can help capture those brief moments of poise using a photo-journalistic style to capture the story of a wedding. The team can also lead traditional portraiture sessions, yielding prints and digital images ideal for sending to grandparents or showing your bodyguard which people are allowed to hug you.
Olan Mills Inc. provides families with high-quality portraits, continuing a mission that was established more than 75 years ago by founder Olan Mills Sr. Skilled in the art of capturing infants, children, families, and bunny-ears-giving ghost orbs on film, Olan Mills’s experienced smile snappers will take a series of poses amid a variety of backgrounds and lighting options. The studio is equipped with a selection of props—including numbers for birthdays, toys, and boxes—and patrons may bring their own photo-enlivening items from home. The resulting photos find their way to prints in natural color, black and white, or sepia tones; they can also be immortalized in the studio's signature Old Masters style, a canvas brushed with highlights to re-create the look of an oil painting. Like the gentlemanly mariners of ages past with their full schedule of sea battles, the photographers welcome appointments, but do not require them.
Named the Favorite Photographer in the South Bend Tribune's 2008 Readers' Choice Awards, family-owned-and-operated McDonald Studio has been preserving smiles and memories in the Michiana area for 150 years. Memorialize mugs in the click-crazed comforts of McDonald Studio's studio lighting or at an on-location site of choice, including a home, park, or tinfoil castle.